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Free & ClearShampoo

4.7 out of 5 stars
54 Reviews

A non-medicated shampoo for sensitive skin. It effectively cleans both hair and scalp. Helps remove flaking and scaling and controls oily scalp. Removes build-up from conditioners, hairsprays, and other hair care products. Leaves hair clean and manageable.

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Formulated for Sensitive Skin

The Most Important Ingredient Is Trust

Our mild and gentle fragrance free shampoo for sensitive skin is also free of formaldehyde releasers commonly found in ordinary shampoos. No botanical extracts or essential oils. No harsh cleansing agents. Sulfate-free. Protein-free. Gluten-free. pH balanced. Dermatologist tested.


purified water, lauryl glucoside, coco-glucoside, acrylates copolymer, disodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium cocoyl glycinate, glycerin, sucrose cocoate, panthenol, pentylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, sodium cocoyl glutamate, disodium EDTA, caprylyl glycol, sodium hydroxide, sodium chloride

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Wet hair, apply, lather, rinse, and repeat if necessary. Avoid getting in eyes. For best results follow with Free & Clear Conditioner.

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This product works well with

Free & Clear Hair Conditioner

3.9 out of 5 stars

Helps prevent tangles and leaves hair more manageable. Rinses easily without excess residue or build-up. Leaves hair feeling clean and healthy. Adds body and volume.

Free & Clear Hair Styling Gel

4.6 out of 5 stars

Our fragrance-free hair styling gel provides firm, long-lasting styling control without the use of common chemical irritants found in ordinary hair styling products. Helps control static, adds fullness and volume and makes hair easy to manage and style.

Free & Clear Firm Hold Styling & Finishing Hair Spray

5 out of 5 stars

Our fragrance-free firm hold hair spray allows for firm styling control with a long lasting, natural looking hold.

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5 out of 5 stars
Debbie January 14, 2016
Only shampoo I can use
I have had itchy scalp for over 15 years. I have spent $$$$ trying shampoos, conditioners, etc. I was about to purchase another bottle of shampoo that I had used with OK results when I read reviews and one review suggested that Free and Clear was better. So I tried it. I have used now for about 2 years and would not consider trying anything else. I still have some itchy scalp but if I also use Moroccan oil on my scalp after each shampoo then follow by Free and Clear hair gel then my problem disappears. So I have dry scalp. But the conditioner is too much for my oily hair. I know it is odd to have oily hair and a dry scalp but I am odd. I love Free and Clear hair spray also, even though I would like for them to come up with a better sprayer. I use a spray bottle that I have had for years and cannot replace it. I hope this review helps others searching for an answer to issues.
1 out of 5 stars
Erica June 10, 2020
Not good for dry hair!
I wanted to like this shampoo and conditioner. My dermatologist recommended this brand as I have very sensitive skin and scalp, and problems with eczema and sebhorretic dermatitis. I like the fact that these products are fragrance free, but after using for a month my hair is drier than ever, brittle, and thinning/not happy. I’m switching back to my original shampoo/conditioner that I’ve users for 10 years, and head and shoulders clinical strength for when my scalp is itchy. I do not recommend these products if your hair is normally dry/damaged.
5 out of 5 stars
Jessica November 14, 2020
Free and clear
The free and clear conditioner is amazing I just used to for the first time today it makes my hair very soft I love it I would recommend to anyone who has sensitive skin .
5 out of 5 stars
Margaret February 5, 2021
Solution to my irritated scalp
For years I had itchy, dry, dandruff, uncomfortable scalp. It wasn’t until it started to get infected when I saw the dermatologist. He required me to stop all products/shampoos and only use this. It’s been 15 years of irritated scalp... and now I have no problems because of this product.
2 out of 5 stars
Karina February 10, 2021
Not great for dry scalp
I dont know if anyone else will have the same results as me but I didn’t really like this. It’s a yes for people who don’t like fragrance, but it left my hair feeling stripped and rough with dry scalp still there.
5 out of 5 stars
Sarah February 23, 2021
Shampoo and conditioner
!!! These are great for anyone with sensitive skin and face, I break out on my forehead from certain chemicals found in traditional shampoos and conditioner. The shampoo feels like it drys out your hair but the conditioner is great, it’s good for curly hair it makes it super duper curler then it straightens out a little
5 out of 5 stars
Liz May 3, 2021
GREAT shampoo
Vanicream products are truly the best! This shampoo works wonderfully to cleanse my hair without stripping it, and also doubles as a great gentle face and body wash. For reference, I have straight, fine, normal to oily hair (as in, starts looking oily about 24–36 hours after washing) and dry/combination eczema-prone skin. I don't even need conditioner since my hair is rather short, but I imagine people with longer and/or drier hair would want to use conditioner. I just wish it came in a larger bottle! Maybe with a pump?
5 out of 5 stars
Teresa July 10, 2021
Thank you
Thank you for putting a product on the market designed for people who have sensitive skin, or other health issues where they simply cannot use products that contain certain ingredients. No worrying about a formaldehyde releaser in this shampoo. Vanicream has kept their promise and delivered. Thanks so much.
5 out of 5 stars
keena July 11, 2021
best shampoo for allergic people
I have always had allergies to shampoos. This is the very first one I ever had that didn't make me itch at night. I am a half century old and finally I have a shampoo for life!
5 out of 5 stars
Molly January 17, 2016
no more itchy scalp
Love this stuff, my scalp doesn’t get itchy!
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